02 Feb Stepping Out in Faith
Last July, I told our church that it was time for me to step away from Student Ministry. I loved and continue to love our students, but God was calling me to something different. When I spoke to our Deacons about the change, they asked me to continue until a new youth pastor was found. I agreed, “even if it took until the end of the year.” Well… 6 months later, we are still searching for God’s person to fill the role of Student Pastor here at Temple Baptist Church of Rogers. However, I came to a realization that I couldn’t put God off any longer. I needed to follow Him as He has been leading. So, on January 31st, I served my last day as Youth & Worship Pastor. I continue to serve at Temple Church as the Worship & Education Pastor, but at a reduced salary. Is it a little scary to step away from what I have known for the last eight years into unfamiliar territory? Yes. Is it frightening to take a change in salary? Yes. Would I change anything about my decision? No way. God wants us to be willing to follow wherever and whenever He calls.
|The church honored me on January 31st with a money tree and a fantastic cake.|
|The great cake they had made in honor of my 8+ years of service as Youth Pastor at #TempleRogers.|
|Another look at the great cake they had made for me.|